A vinta of Zamboanga

A vinta approaches Zamboanga in the Southern Philippines. Note how the bamboo amas extend forward of the main hull.
Taken from Bishop Museum Occasional Papers Vol XXIV


  1. Nice picture! I am a naval architect from Manila. I also do a lot of sailing on dinghies and bigboats. I've always seen crude drawings of vinta's having rigs similar to galleons. This picture proves all of them wrong. As I suspected, the vinta has a gaff sprit configuration. Makes good sense. Thanks for sharing this pic. More please? :)


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